I found new source of inspiration - phone cases. So I browsed Etsy and when I saw this one I knew. I recreated the pattern, excited. It turned out later that the pattern (called Safari Sunset) is originally by a luggage design company Vera Bradley. So now I can show you nails that match not only a phone case but a lot of other accessories, mainly bags.
Why the gel pen you ask? Oh, yes! I used this gel pen for the white details, it's super easy to work with, especially if you want to do swirls.
Aaand here comes the inspiration. I edited the phone case in the photo, I admit. I couldn't help it really, I wanted to have a picture with my nails + the inspiration, although I don't own it (I don't even own an iPhone to use it with, you see.)
Tutorial after the jump!
The tuto speaks for itself, indeed.
What I used:
Rimmel 312 Ultra Violet (light violet)
The New Black polish (dark purple, below)
white gel pen
NYC Turbo Dry top coat
I even cut down a new brush for this.
I truly enjoyed making these, as much as I enjoyed wearing them. I like painting with gel pen, it's sort of refreshing, different.
Have you ever tried nail art with gel pen? How did it go?